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Fishing charters in Goodland, FL

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Goodland is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

Goodland fishing charters will help you to land Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Goodland

Goodland is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Goodland. These waters are filled with Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Goodland costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Goodland and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Goodland.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Goodland are considered to be April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Goodland

This is your chance to get away from it all and experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world. You’ll be heading out to the open waters searching for the big ones. Goodland offshore fishing charters will show you the perfect fishing grounds in the area.

Goodland fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Goodland found on our platform.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Goodland and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

April, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Goodland.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Goodland

Goodland family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

The beautiful inshore waters of Goodland allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Goodland

A steady flow of warm water makes Goodland an attractive destination for shark fishing. Goodland shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Depending on the season, Goodland shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Goodland and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Goodland.

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Best time for shark fishing in Goodland

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Goodland.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Goodland

Goodland attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.

There are 15 fishing guides in Goodland and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Goodland

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Goodland waters. July, June, and May are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can reserve a trip with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Goodland?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Goodland. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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